John Bean brand releases three heavy-duty tire changers
CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-On Inc.'s John Bean brand has released three heavy-duty tire changers, each for different applications.
Continental opens laboratory dedicated to dandelion rubber
ANKLAM, Germany — Continental A.G. has inaugurated its laboratory in Anklam for research into the production of rubber from the Russian dandelion, one year after breaking ground on the 323,000-sq.-ft. facility.
Samuel Choi to replace Harry Choi at Kumho Tire USA
ATLANTA — Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. has promoted Samuel Choi, currently head of Kumho Mexico, to be CEO of Kumho Tire USA Inc., succeeding Hai Eok "Harry" Choi, who is resigning from that position in order to "pursue new career opportunities."
Canada's ban on asbestos products takes effect Dec. 30
OTTAWA, Ontario — Canada's ban on the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing products — including brake pads — will come into force on Dec. 30, the Canadian government noted recently.
Linglong exec highlights need for partnerships at Turin summit
TURIN, Italy — Linglong Group Chairman and President Wang Feng told a group of suppliers and distributors recently Linglong sees the need for greater cooperation and partnerships to address the "severe global political and economic situation"...
Beth Barron to succeed Charley Gowland as Chabill's Tire CEO
MORGAN CITY, La. — Chabill's Tire & Auto Service has named Elizabeth Gowland Barron to succeed her father, Charley Gowland, who is retiring as CEO of the Morgan City-based dealership 50 years after he helped found it.
Kumho Q3 operating income, sales down double digits
SEOUL, South Korea — Kumho Tire Co. Inc. suffered a 69.3-percent drop in pre-tax operating profit for the quarter ended Sept. 30 on 16-percent lower sales.
Goodyear closing Venezuelan tire factory
AKRON — Goodyear's Venezuelan subsidiary, CA Goodyear de Venezuela, is ceasing production at its 62-year-old factory in Valencia, citing economic conditions and the negative effects of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.
Wade Kawasaki-led investment group completes Coker Group purchase
NEW YORK — The investment group comprising Irving Place Capital (IPC), Coker President and CEO Wade Kawasaki and Coker Group leadership has completed the acquisition of vintage tire and wheel supplier Coker Group.
U.S. gains 155,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate steady at 3.7%
WASHINGTON — Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 jobs in November, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Brisa starts 'smart' tire factory in central Turkey
AKSARAY, Turkey — Turkish tire maker Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. has started production at a $300 million "smart" factory in Askaray, central Turkey.
Titan offering tire rebate with purchase of new Ram truck
LOS ANGELES — Titan International Inc. is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in offering a $2,500 rebate on any Titan- or Goodyear-brand farm tire with the purchase of a new Ram truck from a Ram-certified agriculture dealership.
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